Sometimes it is nice to have Josh respond to commands loudly over background noise or a busy household. At other times, a softer voice response is preferable. For instance, when children are asleep in the next room. Either way, the volume Josh responds with when confirming commands is a personalization feature that can make your smart home experience even more intelligent and friendly.
Currently, users can adjust Josh Micro’s response volume manually in a few ways. The Josh App and Josh Portal provide device tiles for each Josh Micro in a project that offers various customization settings, one of which is a slider to adjust the desired volume level. If someone prefers to interact with the hardware directly, the capacitive touch dial on the top of Josh Micro adjusts its output volume. However, the downside of these manual methods is that they require the attentiveness of the user to remember to adjust Josh Micro prior to interacting with it.
The team at Josh.ai has solved this challenge, making voice experiences in the home more intuitive and joyous in the process. Users are now able to proactively adjust the output volume of each room’s Josh Micro with conditional logic via programming in Josh.ai’s natural language scene editor. Custom installers and technically savvy clients can proactively set the volume level of each room’s Josh Micro depending on a trigger, like the time of day or if another event takes place.
Check out the video below for a tutorial on how to do it.